BCMEA UPDATE: ILWU Canada Strike Vote May 8, 9

UPDATE: May 14 Update: ILWU Local 500 posted the results of the strike vote held on May 8 and 9 on its website. More than 98 percent of the union’s members voted in favor of supporting strike action against the member companies of the B.C. Maritime Employers Association, if necessary. As noted in bulletins last…

Produce leader Jardins Cousineau credits Delmar partnership as a factor in its success

THE CUSTOMERFor over 35 years, the Quebec based Cousineau family has been growing, importing/exporting and selling produce for the Canadian and American markets. Through hard work,excellent products and strong relationships, they’ve become the largest grower of broccoli (or Bro-Quali, as they’ve branded it) in Canada; counting major supermarket chains among itsclientele. In addition to broccoli,…

British Columbia Maritime Strike or Lockout Could Take Place May 5

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) has released an update regarding the conciliation process with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada and the longshore collective agreement.  BCMEA has been formally notified that the Union has not agreed to an extension of the time period for conciliation.  The 60-day conciliation period expired on April 13,…

Port of Chittagong Update

Further to our June 1st customer notice, we would like to advise that the Port of Chittagong in Bangladesh is continuing to face a shortage of space to store import containers and loose cargo which is impacting feeder vessel berthing and subsequent sailing of export bound cargo. Discharging cargo from feeders is taking up to…

Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI & PSS Update

Please be advised that Transpacific ocean freight carriers have postponed implementation of the previously announced June 15, 2017 General Rate Increase (GRI) applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA tradelanes. The carriers have announced that the GRI is now scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2017, and will be…